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Goat specialist to speak at Thursday’s farm tour

Dahlia O’Brien, PhD, extension small ruminant specialist at Virginia State University (VSU), will be the guest speaker Thursday evening at the Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association’s (SVMGA) Farm Tour to be held 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Heritage Farms, 14242 River Road, in the Elmo community. 

Church celebrates 200 years

This past weekend, First Cross Roads Baptist Church in Turbeville celebrated its 200th birthday. 

July 4 parade tradition stays alive in Elmo

County folks who in past years have traveled to the community of Scottsburg to witness the annual Fourth of July Parade will have an alternative this year after the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Company cancelled its Independence Day celebration for the first time in decades.

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Ducks made to fly

Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish theologian and philosopher, told this parable, which he called “The Wild Duck of Denmark."

Tour features small ruminant specialist

Hudson Heritage Farms will host a farm tour Thursday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 14242 River Road in the Elmo community. 

Museum to help kids investigate their ancestry in Friday program

School’s out. Spring is warming up once again. Kids need a cool activity to get summer started, and on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, the South Boston-Halifax County Museum is hosting “Looking Under the Cabbage Leaf” with the genealogy staff. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Change

There have been so many changes in the world over my lifetime.  The very way I am writing these words, from handwriting to typewriter to computer keyboard, illustrates how vast the array of changes have occurred in the last 60 years.

Rehab now available to congestive heart failure patients

Whether recovering from a heart procedure or experiencing some form of heart disease, the cardiac rehabilitation program at Halifax Regional Hospital is designed to assist patients in their recovery, as well as help them develop healthier lifestyle habits.

SVHEC offers summer workshops for students

Flex those creative muscles this summer with Create & Design workshops hosted by the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. Middle and high school aged students will have an opportunity to explore writing, photography, sculpting and cartooning through five workshops being offered June 23-27 at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center-Innovation Center in South Boston.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The woodpecker pecks

Each morning at 6 a.m., a tiny red-headed woodpecker arrives in our front yard.  How do I know?  Because he starts pecking on the house as soon as he gets there.